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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Brandy Collins and I am a mixed media artist. I primarily work with acrylics, collage and ink. My works have been exhibited in festivals such as Deep Ellum Arts festival and Underground. I have
also shown my work at the Jeanette Kennedy Gallery.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Inspired by nature, music, culture, movies and the human experience.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Since childhood.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

To experiment with new mediums, continue to share my art with the public, and always hold sacred my time for creativity.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I’m a busy working mom, and I love life in general. There’s so much excitement out there. So many things to do, places to see, and friends to make. 🙂

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

It was meeting amazing new creative friends at an Art and Coffee. My first show a few years ago, I remember I focused on Day of the Dead folk art after inspiration I drew from a trip to Mexico.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

http://www.brandycollinsart.com

How can someone contact you?

Brandco78@yahoo.com

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Liz Trosper. I’m a mixed media painter living in Dallas, TXI love art, music and public affairs. I spend my work-a-day hours doing corporate philanthropy for a Fortune 500 company.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Music is a huge inspiration for me. I’ve been known to belt a tune, do live band karaoke, and obsessively play a newly discovered song. It’s amazing how the aesthetics of a song can change a person’s energy. Each song I hear helps me interpret life, find humor and create new meaning.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I’ve been drawing since I was able to hold a utensil. My first work of art was carving “I love you” in my mother’s coffee table with scissors when I was four years old. My parents thought it would be wise to invest in some art supplies. I’ve been working ever since because it’s my way of making sense of the world, I guess.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

Although I started college on a scholarship from the Texas Arts & Crafts Foundation, I wound up a classic example of what Arthur Danto calls an “artistic dropout.” This is because art felt unattainable to me – controlled in cold concrete galleries, reserved for rich people, and its meaning dictated by little white plaques. I want to make art that feels accessible to people and makes them confident about their ability to interpret modern and abstract art. My dream is to get an MFA so that I can spend all my time making, thinking and writing about art.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

Urban planning and grant writing. That’s the career I built in the intervening artistic dropout years. The way our communities are built dictates our visual environment, how we move, how goods (read: your artwork) get to market, and whether or not we have a safe place to create and express our work. I’ve successfully written several grants during my years in economic development, and would love use that talent to help artists in Dallas. In addition to art-making, I provide freelance grant writing services.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

GirlShow 2008. Great experience. Back again!

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

www.elizabethanera.carbonmade.com or add me on Facebook.

How can someone contact you?

You can reach me via email at liztrosper@gmail.com, on Skype at liztrosper or (972) 571-1609.

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Amber Davis and I am a stay at home mom/artist. The commissions I take on range from personal paintings and portraits, to photography and even wedding cakes. As long as I can use my hands and my imagination there is no limit to what I will attempt.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

My inspiration comes from my frustrations in life. I am driven to visually create beautiful representations of the problems in my world that I feel helpless to change. As I am getting older the problems are expanding from my world to our world. I am currently working on a way to incorporate positive inspiration in my work with the hope that it will encourage change, rather than just focusing on the problems.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Art has always been my love in life, but oil painting is my passion. My mother and grandmother oil painted for years and noticed my interest in the arts. I began my formal training in oils at the age of 9. My education consisted of painting landscapes from pictures and the occasional reproduction of a classic to learn various styles. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I made it mine. My art began to take on a life of its own and continues to be my balance in this world.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I would like for my art to become a visual voice for positive change.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my family, astrology, astronomy,meditation, reading a great book, herbalism, listening to loud music, helping people around me, lending a friend an ear, and taking in all of the things my beautiful daughter teaches me every day.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

I attended an ArtLoveCoffee event earlier this summer and loved the atmosphere. It was great to see the community ALM has created.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

facebook.com/ambershalo

How can someone contact you?

Email:      amber@ambershalo.com
Or message me at:       facebook.com/ambershalo

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

I love people. I desire to use my art in a altruistic way to serve others and reach out towards my local community.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

My art is very fashion focus. I want to revamp the classic figures from 1950’s such as Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis in a modern way by using watercolor. My newest collection will be a series of vintage Vogue posters, that will be watercolor-pop art.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I have been drawing before I think I even knew how to walk. Art is like breathing to me, a naturally ability I have always had. Art is my language. With that, I can articulate my heart in a single stroke of a brush.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I currently in college for digital painting. My long term goal is to work in doing concept Art & story boarding for different advertising companies. For now, I am focusing on selling my work in galleries.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I am a full time Plat form hairstylist. I travel and educate other salon to inspire them on the latest catwalk styles. I work at Live Hair Group Salon. We are a hip little salon located off of Greenville avenue right across from the Granada theater.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

I presented my work at the Underground event: great art, great experience, & great people.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

toosrodieck.com

How can someone contact you?

Please feel free to contact me by email at nicki@toosroodieck.com

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Tell me a little bit about yourself…

My name is Harmony Witte, I am 26 years old, and was raised in Virginia and Tennessee. I moved to Texas with my darling husband, Christian, nearly 5 years ago, sight-unseen. It took a while to adjust to the idea that Texas isn’t just a giant desert, but I now love living in Dallas. We have a terrible, angsty dog named Cordy and a few pigeons that live on our balcony: Einstein, Heidegger, Gödel, Marie and Pierre Curie. I spend a lot of time at the Church of The Holy Cross and in a perpetual struggle to the death with my so-called dog.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Many things inspire my work including: my husband, Christian, the pigeons that live on my balcony, books I read and movies I saw as a child, dreams that I have, music that I hear, even the smell of a fresh sheet of paper or full bottle of paint can be inspiring. I am currently working on a couple of pieces that depict the kind of females I dreamed about being as a teenager, strong, cool, heroic women. Also in the works is a piece involving karate pigeons.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I have been painting seriously since July 2009. I wanted to be an artist as a child, but focused on other things after graduating high school. My Father-in-Law sent me a set of Dr. Ph Martin’s liquid watercolors in 2009. I had recently lost my job as a nanny due to illness, so I started painting to pass the time at home. I painted an image from a fashion magazine ad that I found interesting. With the first completed piece, the vibrancy of the color and the unique feel of a liquid medium had me hooked.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

My goal is to keep being creative. Sure it would be nice to make enough to pay for what is currently a very expensive hobby, but just being able to continue to put a brush to paper is excellent. Maybe someone will see something I have painted and it will encourage them to go home and paint, if that ever happens, it would be the ultimate accomplishment.

As one of Dallas’ amazing artists, what advice would you offer to the next generation of creative females?

The best advice I could offer another artist is to say “It never hurts to ask.” The rewards of being involved in a local art scene are so worth the risk of being told no. If you have the desire to create and be around other people who do the same, just ask around, ask if you can participate. Get out there and you might be surprised at how often you hear “Yes!”

Do you have a specific childhood memory that has inspired your life as an artist?

There was a period in my childhood when art supplies beyond a piece of computer or notebook paper and a No. 2 pencil weren’t really available. I remember convincing my sisters that it would be fun to dig up a chunk of the red clay dirt (we were living in Knoxville) and sift meticulously to remove rocks and debris, add water to create a clay, make little pinch-pots which we baked in the sun, and presented to Mom. I would also collect bits of cigarette ashes or burned sticks that I would use as charcoal, as well as collect my own blood (from frequent nosebleeds) to do little drawings of what I was obsessed with reading about at the time– concentration camps. When I showed my parents, their response was something along the lines of “Hmmm. That’s interesting.”

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do and contact you?

harmony.witte@gmail.com
http://www.harmonywitte.com


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As a free spirited, self-taught artist, Sarah Zamora’s vibrant, bold style of mixed media artwork leaves an impression.

Sarah’s mixed media artwork draws from a sense of imagination and
exploration found within herself, and her work has sprung from the process of discovery.

Sarah thrives on creativity in all aspects of life; including found object art, sewing, organic gardening, murals, and mail art. She is a dedicated wife and passionate mother residing in N. Fort Worth, Texas.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

As a self-taught artist I rely on instincts, emotions, and whims to guide my work, and therefore my inspiration is a combination of an active imagination, zany personality, and a bit of manic energy.  The curiosity of new processes through personal experimentation is a driving factor in my work; I constantly play with a variety of media and subjects, discovering new techniques and figuring things out along the way.  I create because I was created to do so; my daily thoughts are fueled by ideas…if only there were more hours in the day to bring them all to life.

 

 

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Like many artists, I have had a passion for the creative arts from a very young age. As a child and teen, my focus was on performance in theater and music, but an obsession for painting was fueled in 2003, and I haven’t put down a paintbrush since.

I find so much freedom in a blank canvas and raw supplies; that exploration of just ‘playing with’ those materials propels a sense of discovery that’s addictive to me. I’m not typically a planner with most of my work, there are no sketches or measurements, I just like to begin, and see where it ends up.

 

 

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

My top 5 personal motivations are being unique, original, artistic, creative, and economical.  That pretty much sums up my ideal art as well: I think everyone should own original art.  Beautiful things change your environment, your mood, your outlook. When I can create something that another person connects with, there is something fantastic that happens; a truth, a bond.  Part of me that can’t be expressed with words is validated, shared, and transferred.  That’s the goodness, that’s the whole point of it all.

 

As one of Dallas’ amazing artists, what advice would you offer to the next generation of creative females?

Be yourself. Play, explore, learn. Look to the successes of others for inspiration, but make your work your own, not the imitation of others. Ask for help when you need it, but do what comes naturally to you. Be honest. To truly be content in your creations, it must come from a sense of passion within yourself, not of the desire to please others or the pursuit of profit.

Find a personal vision, and follow it.

 

 

Do you have a specific childhood memory that has inspired your life as an artist?

I remember drawing and doodling.  Constantly.  I would hang drawings up all over my white walls, bringing inspiration.  I remember as a teenager balking at the standard ‘handwriting’ we were supposed to copy, and delighting in creating my own fonts and scripts, bending the ‘rules’ to make it my own.  I have always embellished the ordinary, ‘doodling’ along the edges.  I started with margins, and progressively took over larger spaces.  I despised any creativity that had rules — which is why sewing wasn’t fun, I didn’t want to follow the patterns of someone else!  I’m too much of a free-spirit for that.  I’m blessed to have parents who supported my creative drive.

 

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do and contact you?

http://www.facebook.com/originalyouth

http://www.originalyouth.com

twitter.com/originalyouth

http://www.youtube.co/user/TheOriginalYouth

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OriginalYouth

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Tell me a little bit about yourself…

My name is Heather Alley.  I work as a photographer and I am also a painter.  I work mostly in watercolor or oil, with my most current body of work being a watercolor series titled “Sideshow Whimsy.”  I work from my personal photographs in most of my paintings.

 

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Seeing my progress and looking back at my work.  I love anything visual with a vintage, artsy kind of  feel to it.  I often listen to music while I’m working and that’s something I really enjoy.  I’m big on soundtrack scores, which usually have more emotional and visual tones to them.

 

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Started in 2006 with modeling which led to me to get involved on the other side of the camera as a photographer and to go to art school. I primarily work with photography and painting currently but will venture in other areas as well.

I realized after spending 3 years in school for a health degree and not going so well with it that I should maybe look at something else. A good friend I modeled for suggested art after seeing my sketch books and what I enjoyed (my collection of art books and Cirque Du Soleil books). Went through a learning curve a bit to figure out what I wanted to actually do with it and also realizing it was something I could be successful with and be happy long term – but have been thoroughly happy since.

 

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

Would like to have my own studio in a renovated Victorian home.   In regards to my painting I would like my work to be readily recognized.  Would like to consider myself a modern day “Toulouse Lautrec” with my watercolor body of work “Sideshow Whimsy.”

 

As one of Dallas’ amazing artists, what advice would you offer to the next generation of creative females?

Stay true to what you enjoy as a artist… even though that might take awhile for you to realize what that actually is.

 

Do you have a specific childhood memory that has inspired your life as an artist?

I’ve always been drawn to art… Didn’t seriously start developing my skills until my 20’s.  Most things growing up were indirect influences, not specific.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do and contact you?

http://www.HeatherAlley.com
heather@heatheralley.com


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